What's Charlie thinking?

It’s raining here in Montana. The rivers are blown out and let’s be honest—it’s just kind of cold and miserable out there.

So lets play a game.

Fishing dogs are their own breed of hound. They’re goofier and light of heart in ways working dogs or hunting dogs aren’t. I like to think it’s because they glean the positive aspects of their humans while we are on the water and then mimic them back to us.

This is a photo a friend of mine sent me awhile ago. Both dog mom and dog dad are some of the best and most dedicated trout anglers out there. As such, so is Charlie the yellow lab.

Until dad caught a carp….

So here’s the game: Let’s do a spin off of the caption contest. Tell us, “What’s Charlie thinking?” And to raise the stakes, if you’ve got a funny fishing dog photo, send that too for bonus points.

We will post the winners next week, with the best caption winning a new HydraPak water bottle.

By Shauna Stephenson. Shauna Stephenson has been a writer, photographer, communicator and conservationist for nearly two decades, the past decade being spent at Trout Unlimited, working on projects…